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Congress Description

The Lasallian Institute for Development and Educational Research (LIDER), in collaboration with the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED) of De La Salle University-Manila, is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 3rd International Congress on Action Research, Action Learning (ARAL 2018). With the theme, “Action Research for Innovations in Education”, this three-day congress will be held on May 24-26, 2018 at Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines.


Congress Objectives

It is inevitable that professionals working at different levels in an organization face a variety of problems in their day-to-day work. For effective practice, it is important to deal with these problems in systematic and scientific ways. Therefore, it is necessary for these professionals to empower themselves in identifying the causes of these difficulties and in finding solutions in order to improve their practices. The ARAL Congress serves as a venue for such an empowerment as it hopes to address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to action research and action learning. Incidentally, the congress acronym ARAL is a Filipino term which means study or lesson. ARAL Congress intends to provide the participants with lessons that will enable them to have:


  1. a deeper appreciation of the need and importance of action research

  2. a thorough understanding of the different methodologies for conducting action research; and

  3. a venue for discussing possible collaboration among other action researchers.

Congress Activities      

  1. Pre-Congress workshops (whole day)

  2. Keynote Lecture (60 minutes, invited)

  3. Plenary Lectures (60 minutes, invited)

  4. Lecture-Seminar (90 minutes, invited)

  5. Paper Presentations 

  6. Poster Sessions

  7. Book Exhibitions

  8. In-campus tour

DepEd Advisory


Until the ARAL 2022 Congress 

Important Dates

March 25, 2019

Deadline of Full Papers


April 15, 2019

Deadline of Presenters’ Registration


April 30, 2019

Deadline of Workshop Pre-registration

May 5, 2019

Deadline of Participant Registration


May 15, 2019

Pre-congress workshops


May 16-18, 2019

ARAL2019 Congress dates


Organizing Committee

Raymund C. Sison (Dean, BAGCED)

Shirley N. Dita (Director, LIDER)
Maricar S. Prudente (Chair, ARAL2019)
Aireen B. Arnuco (Associate Dean, BAGCED)
Lydia S. Roleda (ADRAS, BAGCED)

Scientific Committee

Maricar S. Prudente

Shirley N. Dita

Lydia S. Roleda
Estesa Xaris Q. Legazpi
Rochelle Irene G. Lucas
Janet S. Mariano

Br Hans Moran FSC

Socorro E. Aguja
Abdul Jhariel M. Osman

Leah E. Gustilo

Christine Joy A. Ballada


Secretariat & Communications

Dolor Aquino (Secretariat)

Alvin Alonzo (Communications Officer)

Wilkinson Daniel Wong Gonzales (Webmaster)



ARAL Flyer

Previous ARALs

2nd International Congress (ARAL 2017)

March 2017 (De La Salle University)

Book of Abstracts: CLICK HERE


1st International Congress (ARAL 2016)

March 2016 (De La Salle University)

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